Scientific Publications

A Novoa, G Brundu, MD Day, V Deltoro, F Essl, LC Foxcroft, G Fried, H Kaplan, S Kumschick, S Lloyd, E Marchante, H Marchante, ID Paterson, P Pyšek, DM Richardson, A Witt, HG Zimmermann, JRU Wilson (2019) Global Actions for Managing Cactus Invasions. Plants. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8100421

FA Yannelli, A Novoa, P Lorenzo, J Rodríguez, JJ Le Roux (2019) No evidence of novel weapons: biochemical recognition modulates early ontogenetic processes in native species and invasive acacias. Biological Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-02110-w

S Warrington, A Ellis, A Novoa, EM Wandrag, P Hulme, RP Duncan, A Valentine, JJ Le Roux (2019) Cointroductions of Australian acacias and their rhizobial mutualists in the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13602

A Novoa, V Flepu, JS Boatwright (2019) Is spinelessness a stable character in cactus pear cultivars? Implications for invasiveness. Journal of Arid Environments. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.09.013

RT Shackleton, BMH Larson, A Novoa, DM Richardson, CA Kull (2019) The human and social dimensions of invasion science and management. Journal of Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.08.041

RT Shackleton, DM Richardson, CM Shackleton, B Bennett, SL Crowley, K Dehnen-Schmutz,RA Estévez, A Fischer, C Kueffer, CA Kull, E Marchante, A Novoa, LJ Porgieter, J Vaas, AS Vaz, BMH Larson (2019) Explaining people's perceptions of invasive alien species: A conceptual framework. Journal of Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.045

RT Shackleton, T Adriens, G Brundu, K Dehnen-Schmutz, RA Estévez, J Fried, BMH Larson, S Liu, E Marchante, H Marchante, MC Moshobane, A Novoa, M Reed, DM Richardson (2019) Stakeholder engagement in the study and management of invasive alien species. Journal of Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.044

A Pauchard, LA Meyerson, S Bacher, TM Blackburn, G Brundu, MW Cadotte, F Courchamp, F Essl, P Genovesi, S Haider, ND Holmes, PE Hulme, JM Jeschke, JL Lockwood, A Novoa, MA Nuñez, DA Peltzer, P Pyšek, DM Richardson, D Simberloff, K Smith, BW van Wilgen, M Vilà, JRU Wilson, M Winter, RD Zenni (2018). Biodiversity assessments: Origin matters. PLoS biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2006686

JG Campoy, ATR Acosta, L Affre, R Barreiro, G Brundu, E Buisson, L González, M Lema, A Novoa, R Retuerto, SR Roiloa, J Fagúndez (2018) Monographs of invasive plants in Europe: Carpobrotus. Botany Letters. https://doi.org/10.1080/23818107.2018.1487884

M van Kleunen, F Essl, J Pergl, G Brundu, M Carboni, S Dullinger, R Early, P González-Moreno, QJ Groom, PE Hulme, C Kueffer, I Kühn, C Máguas, N Maurel, A Novoa, M Parepa, P Pyšek, H Seebens, R Tanner, JM Touza, LNH Verbrugge, E Weber, W Dawson, H Kreft, P Weigelt, M Winter, G Klonner, MV Talluto, K Dehnen-Schmutz (2018) The changing role of ornamental horticulture in alien plant invasions. Biological Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12402

A Novoa, R Shackleton, S Canavan, C Cybèle, S Davies, K Dehnen-Schmutz, J Fried, M Gaertner, S Geerts, C Griffiths, H Kaplan, S Kumschick, D Le Maitre, J Measey, AL Nunes, DM Richardson, TB Robinson, J Touza, JRU Wilson (2018) A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species. Journal of Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.09.059

Y Lechuga-Lago, A NovoaJJ Le Roux and L González (2017) Understanding the influence of urbanization on invasibility: Carpobrotus edulisas an exemplar. Biological Invasions. 19(12): 3601-3611

 

M Gaertner, A NovoaJ Fried and DM Richardson (2017) Managing invasive species in cities: A decision support framework applied to Cape Town. Biological Invasions. 19(12): 3461-3469

 

A Novoa, K Dehnen-Schmutz, J Fried and G Vimercati (2017) Does public awareness increase support for invasive species management? Promising evidence across taxa and landscape types. Biological Invasions. 19(12): 3691-3705

PE Hulme, G Brundu, M Carboni, K Dehnen-Schmutz, S Dullinger, R Early, F Essl, P González-Moreno, QJ Groom, C Kueffer, I Kühn, N Maurel, A Novoa, J Pergl, P Pyšek, H Seebens, R Tanner, JM Touza, M van Kleunen and LNH Verbrugge (2017) Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply‐chains to prevent plant invasions. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12953

MM Nsikani, A Novoa, BW van Wilgen, JH Keet, and M Gaertner (2017) Acacia saligna’s soil legacy effects persist up to ten years after clearing: Implications for ecological restoration. Austral Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aec.12515 

 

A Novoa, JJ Le Roux, DM Richardson and JRU Wilson (2017) Level of environmental threat posed by horticultural trade in Cactaceae. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12892

T Zengeya, P Ivey, DJ Woodford, O Weyl, A Novoa, R Shackleton, DM Richardson and B van Wilgen (2017)

Managing conflict-generating invasive species in South Africa: Challenges and trade-offs. Bothalia 47(2)

 

 H Kaplan, JRU Wilson, H Klein, L Henderson, H Zimmermann, Phetole Manyama, P Ivey, DM Richardson and A Novoa (2017) A proposed national strategic framework for the management of Cactaceae in South Africa. Bothalia 47(2)

A Novoa, S Kumschick, DM Richardson and JRU Wilson (2016) Native range size and growth form in Cactaceae predicts invasiveness and impact. Neobiota 30: 75-90

 

SR Roiloa, R Retuerto, J Campoy, A Novoa and R Barreiro (2016) Division of labour brings greater benefits to clones of Carpobrotus edulis in the non-native range: evidence for rapid adaptive evolution. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00349

 

A Novoa, J Rodríguez, A López-Nogueira, DM Richardson and L González (2016) Seed characteristics in Cactaceae: Useful diagnostic features for screening species for invasiveness? South African Journal of Botany. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2016.01.003

 

A Novoa, H Kaplan, JRU Wilson and DM Richardson (2015) Resolving a prickly situation: Involving stakeholders in invasive cactus management in South Africa.  Environmental Management. doi: 10.1007/s00267-015-0645-3

A Novoa and R Shackleton (2015) Stakeholder involvement: Making strategies workable. Quest 11(2): 54-56

 

A Novoa, H Kaplan, S Kumschick, JRU Wilson and DM Richardson (2015) Soft touch or heavy hand? Legislative approaches for preventing invasions: Insights from Cacti in South Africa. Invasive Plant Science and Management. Invasive Plant Science and Management 8:307–316

 

A Novoa, JJ Le Roux, MP Robertson, JRU Wilson and DM Richardson (2015) Introduced and invasive cactus species–a global review. AoB Plants 10.1093/aobpla/plu078

 

P Souza-Alonso, A Novoa and L González (2014) Soil biochemical alterations and microbial community responses under Acacia dealbata Link invasion. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 79: 100-108. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.09.008

 

A Novoa and L González (2014) Impacts of Carpobrotus edulis (L.) NE Br. on the germination, establishment and survival of native plants: a clue for assessing its competitive strength. PloS ONE 9(9): e107557. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107557

 

A Novoa, R Rodríguez, D Richardson and L González (2014) Soil quality: a key factor in understanding plant invasion? The case of Carpobrotus edulis (L.) NE Br. Biological Invasions 16(2), 429-443.

 

A Novoa, L González, L Moravcová and P Pysek (2013) Constraints to native plant species establishment in coastal dune communities invaded by Carpobrotus edulis: Implications for restoration. Biological Conservation  164: 1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.04.008.

 

E Laguna, VI Deltoro, PP Ferrer, A Novoa and D Guillot (2013) About the binomen Cylindropuntia rosea (Cactaceae) and its invasive individuals recorded in the Valencian Community (Spain). Bouteloua 16: 40-51

 

A Novoa, L González, L Moravcová and P Pysek (2012) Effects of Soil Characteristics, Allelopathy and Frugivory on Establishment of the Invasive Plant Carpobrotus edulis and a Co-Occuring Native, Malcolmia littorea. PLoS ONE 7(12): e53166. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053166

Contributions to scientific conferences 

A Novoa, L González, J-H Keet, Y Lechuga-Lago, JJ Le Roux and P Pyšek (2019) Additive effect of urbanization and invasion by Carpobrotus edulis on the soil ecology in coastal areas. EMAPi. Prague, Czech Republic

I Jarić, F Courchamp, RA Correia, SL Crowley, F Essl, A Fischer, P González‐Moreno, G Kalinkat, X Lambin, B Lenzner, Y Meinard, A Mill, C Musseau, A Novoa, J Pergl, P Pyšek, K Pyšková, P Robertson, M von Schmalensee, R T Shackleton, RA Stefansson, K Štajerová, D Veríssimo and JM Jeschke (2019) The role of species charisma in biological invasions: ornamental plants and beyond. EMAPi. Prague, Czech Republic

A Novoa, L Foxcroft, J-H Keet, P Pyšek and JJ Le Roux (2019) Islands of fertility might promote the invasion of Opuntia stricta in Kruger National Park. Ekologie 2019. Olomouc, Czech Republic

 

 A Novoa, V Flepu, JS Boatwright and Petr Pyšek (2019) Farming spineless Opuntia ficus-indica: alleviating the impact of climate change in arid areas or promoting invasion by an alien plant?. Species On The Move. Skukuza, South Africa

A Novoa, D Moodley and P Pyšek (2018) Biological invasions: Moving towards an interdisciplinary science. GBCC. Prague, Czech Republic

FA Yannelli, A Novoa, P Lorenzo, J Rodríguez and JJ Le Roux (2018) Assessing potential allelopathic effects of invasive Acacia species on germination of native and invasive species. NEOBIOTA. Dublin, Ireland

RT Shackleton, BMH Larson, A Novoa, DM Richardson and CA Kull (2018) Improving our understanding and management of biological invasions by engaging with the social dimensions in the field. NEOBIOTA. Dublin, Ireland

A Novoa, DM Richardson, S Bacher, S Canavan, JA Catford, J Čuda, F Essl, L Foxcroft, L Gallien, P Genovesi, H Hirsch, C Hui, MC Jackson, C Kueffer, JJ Le Roux, J Measey, LA Meyerson, NP Mohanty, D Moodley, H Müller-Schärer, JG Packer, J Pergl, P Pyšek, TB Robinson, W-C Saul, RT Shackleton, V Visser, O Weyl, FA Yannelli and JRU Wilson (2018) Invasion syndromes – moving towards meaningful generalisations in invasion science. NEOBIOTA. Dublin, Ireland

J Rodríguez, A Novoa, G Sotes, A Pauchard, A Cordero-Rivera and L González (2018) Carpobrotus edulis: what doesn’t kill it makes it stronger. NEOBIOTA. Dublin, Ireland

J Rodríguez, A Novoa, V Thompson, A Cordero-Rivera, DM Richardson and L González (2017) Novel interactions between Carpobrotus edulis and invertebrate species in the native and non-native range. EMAPI. Lisbon, Portugal

 PE Hulme, G Brundu, M Carboni, K Dehnen-Schmutz, S Dullinger, R Early, F Essl, P González-Moreno, QJ Groom, C Kueffer, I Kühn, N Maurel, A Novoa, J Pergl, P Pyšek, H Seebens, R Tanner, JM Touza, M van Kleunen and LNH Verbrugge (2017) Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply‐chains to prevent plant invasions. EMAPI. Lisbon, Portugal

 

A Novoa, S Canavan, DM Richardson, R Shackleton, JR Wilson (2017) When can we make generalizations in invasion science? EMAPI. Lisbon, Portugal

R Shackleton, B Bennett, R Estevez, A Fisher, C Kull, B Larson, E Marchante, H Marchante, A Novoa, L Potgieter, D Richardson, C Shackleton, A Witt and S Vaz (2017) Factors driving people’s knowledge and perceptions of invasive species. EMAPI. Lisbon, Portugal

 

A Novoa, S Canavan, C Cybèle, S Davies, P Downey, M Gaertner, S Geerts, C Griffiths, P Ivey, H Kaplan, S Kumschick, D Le Maitre, J Measey, AL Nunes, DM Richardson, TB Robinson, R Shackleton, L Stafford, J Touza and JR Wilson (2016) Engaging stakeholders on the management of invasive species: a step by step framework. NEOBIOTA. Vianden, Luxemburg

H Kaplan, H Klein, JR Wilson, L Henderson, H Zimmerman, P Ivey, DM Richardson, P Manyama, BW van Wilgen and A Novoa (2016) A national strategic framework for the management of the family Cactaceae in South Africa. 43rd Annual Research Symposium on the Management of Biological Invasions. Goudini Spa, South Africa

A Novoa (2015) Cactaceae as alien species –lessons for management. EMAPI. Kona, Hawaii 

 

L Foxcrof and A Novoa (2015) Impacts of Opuntia stricta on biodiversity, ecosystem function and social perceptions in Kruger National Park, South Africa. EMAPI. Kona, Hawaii

 

A Novoa, DM Richardson and JRU Wilson (2014) The pathways of introduction of alien cactus species to South Africa: lessons for risk assessment. NEOBIOTA. Antalya, Turkey

 

J Rodríguez, A Nogueira, A Novoa, L González, JRU Wilson and DM Richardson (2014) Seed morphology: useful character for screening for invasive cacti? NEOBIOTA. Antalya, Turkey

 

A Novoa, DM Richardson, H Kaplan and JRU Wilson (2014) The legislation of Cactus species in South Africa. 42nd Annual Symposium on the Management of Invasive Alien Plants. Durban, South Africa

 

A Novoa, DM Richardson and JRU Wilson (2014) Cacti as alien species: a global review. 4th International symposium on weeds and invasive plants. Montpellier, France

 

A Novoa (2014) How to differentiate between risky and non-risky species? Towards a list of prohibited cactus species in South Africa. Cactus Working Group Meeting. Pretoria Botanic Gardens, South Africa

 

A Novoa (2013) Lists of alien species: an essential tool in the risk assessment and management of biological invasions. CIB-CAISN Aquatic-Terrestrial Invasion Biology Workshop. Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

A Novoa (2013) Risk assessment project at CIB. Cactus Working Group Meeting. Pretoria Botanic Gardens, South Africa

 

L González, P Lorenzo, A Novoa and P Souza-Alonso (2013) Invasive plants: different but the same. 12th International Conference on Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi). Brazilia, Brazil.

 

A Novoa (2013) Cactaceae research at the CiB. Cactus Working Group Meeting. Pretoria Botanic Gardens, South Africa

 

A Novoa and L González (2012) Evaluating barriers to native plant establishment in coastal dune communities invaded by Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br. Implications for restoration. NEOBIOTA. Pontevedra, Spain

 

A Novoa, L González, L Moravcová and P Pysek (2012) Synergistic effects of soil characteristics, allelopathy, and frugivory on the establishment of the invasive plant Carpobrotus edulis. NEOBIOTA. Pontevedra, Spain

 

A Novoa, R Rodríguez and L González (2012) Changes in soil quality in response to the invasion of Carpobrotus edulis. NEOBIOTA. Pontevedra, Spain

 

A Fuentes-Ramírez, A Pauchard, LA Cavieres, RA García, N Aguilera-Marín, V Hernández, J Becerra, P Lorenzo, P Souza-Alonso, M Rubido-Bará, A Novoa, MJ Reigosa and L González (2012) Colonizer potential and invasión pattern of Acacia dealbata Link in Chile and Spain. NEOBIOTA. Pontevedra, Spain

 

L González, N Fernández-Fernández, A Novoa and P Souza-Alonso (2011) La invasión invisible. Cambios en las condiciones del suelo bajo especies exóticas invasoras.  XII Congreso Hispano-Luso de Fisiología Vegetal . Castellón, Spain

 

A Novoa and L González (2011) Signs of reciprocal allelopathic effects between the invasive plant Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br and the native plant Malcomia littorea (L.) R.Br. The 6th World Congress on Allelopathy. Guangzhou, China

 

A Novoa and L González (2011) Competitive relationships between two native species of dunes (southwestern coast of Galicia-Spain) and the invasive species Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br. 1ª Reunión Ibérica sobre Plantas Invasoras. Vigo, Spain

 

A Novoa, M Rubido-Bará and L González (2011) Seeds are also competing. Effect of Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br. seeds on the native seed bank of dunes. 1ª Reunión Ibérica Sobre Plantas Invasoras. Vigo.

 

A Novoa, N Fernández-Fernández and L González (2011) Evaluating the residual effects of Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br. invasion on native species from the dunes of the southwest coast of Galicia. Implications for restoration. 1ª Reunión Ibérica Sobre Plantas Invasoras. Vigo, Spain

 

A Novoa, J Tabares and L González (2011) Effects on germination. Testing the effect of the presence of Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br. in the native sand dunes seed bank . 1ª Reunión Ibérica Sobre Plantas Invasoras. Vigo, Spain 

 

P Souza-Alonso, P Lorenzo, A Novoa and L González (2011) Different approaches to Acacia dealbata Link control. Effects on soil microbial biology. 1ª Reunión Ibérica Sobre Plantas Invasoras. Vigo, Spain 

 

N Fernández-Fernández, A Novoa and L González (2011) Invisible invasion: soil behaviour behind the arrival of Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br. 1ª Reunión Ibérica Sobre Plantas Invasoras. Vigo, Spain 

 

L González, P Lorenzo, M Rubido, P Souza-Alonso, A Novoa, N Fernández-Fernández and R Fernández. (2011) Plant Invasion in Galicia: A problem whithout control. 1ª Reunión Ibérica Sobre Plantas Invasoras. Vigo, Spain 

 

A Novoa and L González (2011) Carpobrotus edulis: invasión y competencia. XIII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Malherbología. San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Spain

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